Student Teaching

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    INTERNSHIP, STUDENT TEACHING, PRACTICUM, OBSERVATION AND FIELD EXPERIENCE PROCEDURES:

    Hatboro-Horsham School District is committed to cooperating with colleges and universities within the state to assist in the training of student teachers and interns. The district will accept student teachers and interns by request from field experience coordinators from accredited institutions with which the district has a cooperative agreement. Such agreements will provide that the university outlines the philosophy of the university program and is aligned with the expectations of the district. Cooperative agreements are submitted to the Director of Human Resources, Christine Welsh, CWelsh@hhsd.org, for approval.

    PRACTICUMS, OBSERVATIONS AND FIELD EXPERIENCES

    Due to new legislation requiring all school volunteers to provide clearances, students requesting observations or field experiences requiring more than one day or any form of interaction with our students must go through the Curriculum Office and provide their current clearances, dated within the year of placement,  and TB screening results. Students must also provide a letter from their professor on the course requirements. Observations requiring only one day and teacher supervision at all times will be allowed to use a school visitor badge.

    STUDENT TEACHING AND INTERNSHIPS

    The following documents must be received by the Curriculum Office from the university prior to the approval of student teaching requests.  Send request and documentation to Sandra Van Dorick at svandori@hatboro-horsham.org.

    Student placement requests will be sent to the cooperating teacher and principal for review. All potential student teachers will be subject to a screening interview via email, phone or in person with the cooperating teacher and principal prior to acceptance. The district reserves the right to terminate an agreement with a student teacher or intern should they violate or fail to comply with the school laws of the commonwealth or policies of the Hatboro-Horsham School District.

     WHO TO CONTACT:

    Please contact Sandra Van Dorick, svandori@hhsd.org, or Dr. Brea D'Angelo, bdangelo@hhsd.org, in the Curriculum Office with questions on our intern, student teaching, field experiences and observation request procedures.